Normal is Overrated

Sam loves a good theatrical production (Sam Miller and Jay Knowlton - Zoo Story - Photo: Megan Brown)

Throw away that well worn phrase “don’t be absurd” and prepare to get a little silly. Starting this Friday, join us at the Williamsburg Library Theatre for Zoo/Baby: An Evening with Albee and Durang, presented in collaboration with the Williamsburg Public Library.

Zoo Baby presents an absurd, outrageous, and biting look at modern life as told by two of America’s most unique voices. Directed by powerhouse Robert Weathers and featuring the plays Zoo Story by Edward Albee and Baby with the Bathwater by Christopher Durang.

The Zoo Story (By Edward Albee): To escape from his family (One wife, two daughters, two cats, and two parakeets), Peter sits on a bench in Central Park to think for a bit. His day takes a turn for the bizarre when Jerry, who has just been to the zoo, intrudes upon Peter’s peace in a desperate attempt to connect through meaningful conversation. Before Peter knows what hits him, Jerry has pulled him in with his tales of “The Story of Jerry and the Dog” and his “Zoo Story”, ultimately finding connection on a savage, visceral level.

Baby with the Bathwater (By Christopher Durang): John and Helen have just had a baby, but they’re not sure what to name it. While John thinks the baby is a boy, Helen reminds him the doctor said they could decide on the sex later. Follow the life of Daisy, a boy raised by parents completely unprepared for parenthood. An absurd, dark comedy about how difficult it is to be a parent, and how scary it is to have parents.

Tickets on sale now!

 

September 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 pm
September 9 and 16 at 2:00 pm

General – $16
Students and Seniors – $14
Friends of the Library – $14

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